Scripture Verse

Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10

Introduction

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Ernst W. Olson
(1870–1958)

Words: Ernst W. Ol­son, 1920.

Music: Rus­sian Hymn Al­ex­is F. Lvov, 1833 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Ol­son, would you ?

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Alexis F. Lvov
(1798–1870)

Lyrics

Glorious Yuletide, glad bells proclaim it,
Children extol its joys in jubilant throng.
Come, all ye people, join in our gladness,
Loud ring our praises in sacred song.

Onward to Bethlehem, follow the shepherds,
Gather around the lowly manger and stall.
Join with the angels, welcome the Savior
Born in the flesh to be Lord of all.

Onward to Bethlehem, follow the wise men,
Come from afar with their gifts and homage to bring.
Sweeter than incense, prized more than jewels,
Hearts true and loyal unto the King!